from 1987 (my 2nd year at art school) i love to collaborate in many (at times interdisciplinary) projects.
i enjoy the exchange and i am fascinated by the process of collaboration: how ideas and words spark off new ones,
by a mixed recipe of miss-understandings, picking up someone else's ideas and taking them further, respect and self-positioning.
the self expands and dilutes, your own ideas are visibly touched by the others'
and the energy this exchange generates enables the collaborators to embark on more complex projects.
my artistic practice comprises both this shifty collaborative process and a more solitary research into states of self
overview of the collaborative projects:
2011 for the exhibition Kijker in Beeld in Pulchri Studios Den Haag : with Renée Kool performance and video OnePiece Remake, camera Erik Weeda
2010 for Museum Nacht in Goethe Institut Rotterdam, with Sae Inukai the performance 'Stories To Tell Each Other'
2010 for Kunsteyssen Alkmaar: with Niki van Strien we proposed a group show A Stroke of Insight, with Dwight Marica, Laurien Dumbar and Geogio Bachtsevanidis
2009 in a church in De Wijk, Arie de Groot and me made an installation, on invitation of 'Grensloos Kunst Verkennen Ijhorst'
2009 for Het Plafond (run by Guus Vreeburg and Willem Besselink) i made an installation in collaboration with Ties Ten Bosch
2009 Gerard Polhuis invited me to install some of my drawings and the multiple X-cut 2008 in his installation for Galerie Tanya Rumpff at ArtBrussels?
2009 together with Marleen Hartjes, Marieke Olislagers, Ilse Melis and Jalila Essaidi we made the group show JEUK at KunstpodiumT?
2008 the monograph Karin Arink - States of Self is the result of an intense collaboration with artist (and long-time friend) Bibo
2006 for the exhibition 'FAMILIE' me and Andre van de Wijdeven made the work 'Kutschatje Omhelzing'
2005 B.a.d To The Future! continues: i wrote the text for the leaflet visualising our plans with the building, developed with Fluxes architects Rotterdam.
2004 co-curating the show 'tintelingen' (stimuli form self-images <-> images tickle ideas)
at EMC and Erasmus University Rotterdam with C. Ampt and R. Kolleman.
various locations at the Medical Faculty and the University; opening 1/10/04
participating artists: myself, Diana van der Harst, Annemarie Nibbering, Hatice G¸lery¸z, Harmen Verbrugge and Robin Kolleman.
from 1995- now: various projects as member of Foundation B.a.d
most recent: 'B.a.d to the Future!' and SWAFB003 (redeveloping the inner area in collaboration with the neighbours)
2002 Platland Nieuw Charlois
Programme of 8 workshops for children age 6-12 from the neighbourhood of Charlois, commissioned by Charlois' Welzijn, Rotterdam, NL.
Every workshop, a different aspect of the concept: 'a place of your own' resulted in a different element in a specific technique. After the workshop, the elements were transformed into another dimension. These elements together construed the imaginary new neighbourhood: Platland Nieuw Charlois. Collaboration with 4 fellow- members of Foundation B.a.d: Jitka Andrea, Bibo, and Kamiel Verschuren.
2002 improv night in Jen Metz' installation at Ruimte X Tilburg: text-improvs reacting on her work
reactive work to access 21 animations, made in collaboration with Arthur Clemens. Commission for Revalidatiecentrum De Vogellanden, Zwolle. Coached by SKOR, Amsterdam
1998 Crash Landing Lisboa': Its about time, improvisation project by Meg Stuart & co in Lisbon, P: contributed costumes / actions / textimprovs.
1997 KLAM, dance/theatre piece with Arhtur Clemens, Liorah
Hoek, Mio van der Lijn: danced, co-choreographed and co-designed the costumes
1996 member of 'NEsTWORK', one of the participating artists groups
of Manifesta 1., Rotterdam. I contributed to the complex network of projects
initiated by 'NEsTWORK', coordinated the My House : Your Home project
in the B.a.d Foundation, and I co-composed Going Places: a series
of multi-media evenings that focussed on experiences of place.
1996 on one of the Going Places nights, dialogue/inter-reaction between
me and Karin Spaink > Links_
1995 I composed a group show, WITHINSIGHTS, at the Villa Alkmaer, Rotterdam.
Participating artists: Karin Arink, Bibo, Manon de Boer, Arthur Clemens, Liorah
Hoek, Annemarie Nibbering, Paul Klemann. I wrote the accompanying text and co
designed the invitation
1995 alles is in orde (everythings allright), installation consisting of a spatial enclosure made in collaboration and pieces by Annemarie Nibbering and myself, in Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
1994 Oefening in Hardheid, dance/theatre duet performed
by myself and Liorah Hoek, for which I also did the costumes
1993 Murw speelt Geplette Smaak, text-based slightly absurdist dance/theatre piece directed by Liorah Hoek, in which I was one of the 7 performers
for furthur dance/theatre/improvs: > Dance_
1987-1989: Pogo: contemporary jewellery/wearable objects in plastics, paraffin, wire, etc,
by Nanette Diks, Esther de Bruin, Annemiek Mion and me, exhibited in gallery in Dordrecht, and shown worn by dancers in Poeldijk and in Delft
1987-1988: member of Antra, artists' discussion group, presentation in Delfshaven 1988